What is PBIS?
PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) is a school-wide approach to make schools safe and promote positive behavior.
We have identified some areas in our school and created posters to help remind student of how their behavior should look in these areas.
At MRS we believe that students learn positive behaviors just like they learn math, science and all the other subjects we expect them to master. PBIS is a system that helps students identify and show positive behaviors in areas of our school outside of the classroom. Drop by the school and visit with the teachers and staff about PBIS and how we are helping our students become the best they can be.
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School Opens August 16,2018
Please drop in and join us!
|Doors Open: 7:30 am.|
|Start and End Times ~ (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.)|
|K3/K4||11:30 am - 2:30 pm|
|Kindergarten||8:30 am - 2:45 pm|
|1st - 6th Grades||8:30 am - 3:00 pm|
|7th - 12th Grades||9:00 am - 3:30 pm|
|Tutoring Hours: Established by Individual Teacher|
|Wednesday Early Release|
|K3/K4 & Kindergarten||Dismiss: 1:30 pm|
|1st - 6th Grades||Dismiss: 2:00 pm|
|7th - 12th Grades||Dismiss: 2:30 pm|
PLEASE HELP! There will be no major renovations this summer but there will be lots of internal systems work like fire alarm and heating renovation going on inside the school. We would like to ask our community to help the school by watching out for vandalism and contacting the school or PSO if you see damage happening. We have a beautiful school, lets work hard to keep it clean and safe! Enjoy the playground and help us to watch over the school and keep our beautiful school looking its best!
There have been a few changes to our school policies. Thanks to our SAC, students and teachers, we are refocusing our policies to help enhance the learning experience.
The climate is arctic. The daily minimum temperature drops below freezing 300 days a year. Temperature extremes range from a low of -56 to a high of 78 °F. Precipitation is light, at 5 inches per year. Snowfall averages 22 inches per year.
History, Culture and Demographics
A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Atqasuk Village. It is a traditional Iñupiat village. Subsistence activities are important to the lifestyle. The sale, importation, and possession of alcohol is banned in the village. According to Census 2010, there were 68 housing units in the community and 64 were occupied. Its population was 92.3 percent Alaska Native.
Facilities, Utilities, Schools and Health Care
The North Slope Borough provides the water, sewer, refuse, landfill, and other public services. Water is obtained from Imakruak Lake, treated, and piped into plumbed houses. Delivery to household water tanks is also available. The majority of homes and facilities and the school have running water and flush system. Electricity is provided by North Slope Borough Power and Lights Systems.
There is one school located in the community, Meade River School. The school has about 75 students, from preschool through twelfth grade. Atqasuk Health Clinic is a primary health care facility. Atqasuk is an isolated location it is part of the North Slope EMS Region. Emergency Services air access. Emergency service is provided by 911 Telephone Service volunteers and a health aide. Auxiliary health care is provided by Atqasuk Volunteer Fire Dept. (907-633-6814).
Drop by the school and learn more about this awesome student!
Congratulations to all the Eagles of the Week. Look back next school year and enjoy the new Eagle of the Week.
Remodel News: Phase 1 of the remodel project for Meade River School is just about complete. The exterior of the building is complete. The siding of our building is beautiful, but can be easily dented so please be careful around the school and remind your children to respect and care for our building.
Our scheduled remodel for this summer has been changed. We were told that the bulk of our remodel will not occur until the summer of 2019. There will be some work going on this summer like fire alarm and systems work. This means that the school will be open for use over the summer.
When we get more information we will pass it on.
Art Work: Phase 2 of the remodel project will be going to bid soon. Meade River School is forming a committee to begin looking at the artwork that will decorate our building. We are currently not looking for artists but are looking at the type of art the community of Atqasuk would like to see in our beautiful school. If you are interested in joining this committee, please call the school at 633-6315 and visit with Principal Roseberry about participating in this phase of the remodeling of Meade River School.
Schools from the southeast to the northernmost part of the state are reducing how much sugar children are drinking at school by focusing on the milk they serve.
Videographers visited Fred Ipalook Elementary in April to film videos for the PLAY EVERY DAY campaign. They created several new videos that will be aired and shared online during the summer and fall. The videos feature students from NSBSD, as well as districts throughout the state.
You can give this award to any employee or volunteer in recognition of achievement, service or dedication. Please, take a moment to offer an Iñupiaq-style thank you by filling out an online Quyanaaq Award form. Your comments will be reviewed and may be edited for clarity before being posted on the website.
The year was marked with 10 months of school news from the Superintendent's office every Wednesday morning at 10am-11am on KBRW. Stay tuned for more “School Talk” with the North Slope Borough School District starting August 8, 2018.